New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, by William T. Still


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This book makes charges that a military takeover of the U.S. was considered by some in the administration of one our recent presidents and that the forces behind it remain in secret positions of power, maneuvering for another opportunity.

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New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies, by William T. Still

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  2. 2. NEW WORLD ORDER THE ANCIENT PLAN OF SECRET SociETIES William T. Still Huntington House Publishers .. ....!:. • 'I~.._
  3. 3. Twelfth Printing Copyright © 1990 by William T. Still All rights reser~.-ed. No part of this book may be reproduced without permission from -the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review; nor may any part of this book be repro- duced, stored in a retrieval system or copied by me· chanica!, photocopying, recording or oLlier means, without permission from the publisher. Huntington House Publishers P.O. Box 53788 Lafayette, Louisiana 705:05 Library of .Congress Card Catalog Ncmber 90-'80397 ISBN t)"9l0311..{}4-1 P-rinted in USA 1
  4. 4. CoNTENTs Acknowledgements _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ v ., Introduction-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - vi One-October 1973: The Nixon Coup - - - - - - 7 Two- Ancient Secret Societies - - - - - - - - 21 Three-The Great Atlantean Plan 41 Four-Early America and the Revolution ________ ~_____ 55 Five-Weishaupt's Illuminati _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 69 Six- The French Revolution_________ 83 Seven-American Jacobins - - - - - - - - - - 92 Eight-American Masonry _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 98 Nine-Albert Pike, Mazzini and the Italian Revolution - - - - - - - - - 118 Ten-Karl Marx. and the Intemationale - - - - - 129 Eleven-The Soviet Revolution _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 139 ~welve--Central Banking, the C~ & FOR ~-- _ _: 146 Thirteen-World WarU and the Communist Aftermath - - - _ - - - - - - 1.61 Fourteen-The Pt:esent _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 175 Fifteen-The Constitutional Assult .185 Notes- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1'94 S eied Bibliography __ ____ _ ____ - ,-2.04 Inde x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 206
  5. 5. Acknowledgements With any project of this magnitude, there are many to thank. First of all to my parents, William and Mary'Still, who helped in many ways, and second to my wife, Cynthia, who read and re--read, edited and re-edited, my sincere thanks. rn addition, thanks to Bob and Diane Still and S<lm and Loya Wheatley for their support. Valuable information and/or <ldvice came from Dr. William Culbertson,Susan Dore,GeorgeOlmsted,lBurt andJoan Collins, len LeSourd, Bill Mcllhany, M<1rshall Peters, :Rev.·Chris Parkins, Fran Ov.e.rhoit, Rev. Jim Shaw, ·Robert-Garcia, and ethers who cannot be named. .,. Special thanks .to R-on and Teresa Clark, Jesse.andCheryl James, Tom.and Molly Todd,Dien and Maria Ti'an, Asa Moore and Arlene Janney, · 'filler, Marty Mih:od, W·ood·row W. Turner, Phil Spitzer (w,ho· mea-<iinner),.RQger·Fones;F.Kit.k.Lining,er, Jim 'Gibson, Dennis and Louise Gregg, John and Karen Rt:tsseU, <:;1oria l-ickey 'Schultz, l>ili Mich~lmore, 'David Hazard, .Pat .and Dr-ew P.auHs, Ron Payne, Paul M.eti, -Jimmy and 5ylvia Fleming, David and T£a<ey MtCracken, RichardEdg.erton,~eff Book,Levant .1nd ,Muriel DeWolf, Ma:rtha & Eloise.Rqgers,Katny 1ayior,.l..anee Orr·ison,C.M.PiggottJ-r.,Joe Vitar<ii,..CarlShoemaker,J:erry,and Pam Schonder,DonSchonder,:JohnJanney,.Don'lPaRcoast, MikeHo1den, .Ruth Stenst<r<>m, Rich fuHock,£TicScudder,Mike R-esnick, .androy old history teat:hers,·C<>lonel M~lanahanattd Ken.ny Rollins, aH-of /hom played a role, whether they ·knew it-or not.
  6. 6. Introduction This book shows how an ancient plan has been hidden for centuries d-eep within secret societies. This scheme is designed to bring all of mankind under a single world government - a New World Order. This plan is of such antiquity that its result is even mentioned in the Bible - the rule of the Antichrist mentioned in the Revelation of Saint John the Divine. ·other works on the subject do not trace the plan bey.ond the founding of one of the most notorious of these secret societies, the German Illuminati, founded in 1776. Other works fail to see any continuity betv,reen the New Vvorld Order and secret societies at all. Still others don't connect the ancient secret societies to the modern versions. This book shows what the secret societies ar:e after and how they are going about it. It shows the symbols and emblems these groups have left down .through the ages, subtly marking the path Jar their-descendents. This book shows why members of these secret societiescan participate in something which will obviously lead to wodd despotism. It shows how ·their own-members are tricked by them. It reveals enough -of the -secret rituals to ·establish credibility even with the most ar<lent members of these groups. Most importantly, the book demonstrates the profound influence -secret societies hav.e had on historical events through the -centuries, their infltrences in the present day, and how•be thwarted in-the -futur:e. Among secret societies, I have focused primarily on Freemasonry, ·or Masonry, because -i-t is the :largest, oldest,'<iocumented·of·,these·.~groups. This does not .mean solely ·responsible in any w.ay,<Or that.a:U Masons are ~vil. ·Certainly ·.the vast majority -:o1 Mason.s .ar.e not malevolent :folk. .MasonryJs sumessful -preoi:sely because 4t - has-shielded an-occult ·~mner :doctrine" from .aU·but a hand-
  7. 7. picked elite. In this, ~v!..1sonry follows the traditionili pattern of other sec<ret societi-es; attempting to attract the best in society with .its benign "outer doctrine" while dcvcrly obscuring the dark secrets of its "inner doctrine." It is not my intention to implicate all individ-uals involved in Masonic lodges. There an~, no doubt, many well-meaning, com:nunity-minded people whose only purpose in joining a lodge is for fellowship and to contribute to the good of their communities. Some of their philanthropic endeavors indud~ appreciable contributions to charitable organizations and financial support to their numerous burn centers, as well as to underprivileged children. I in no way w·ish to vilify the many-God-fearing members of Freemasonry. It .is my intention to expose those at the top who are intentionally concealing their agenda. This book is not primarily about Masonry, ·however, but about an ancient plan for world conquest. Most M<:tsons who are aware of it sincerely believe that this "Great Plan" will someday usher in a new era of world .peace and -cooperation. However, the sec-ret architects of this " Plan" are not benign humanitarians, as they would have us believe, but.are men in the service ofevil. Their "gov-ernment of nations" is a deception, hiding, in-ceality, an iron-·dad, world dictatorship. This is where their New World Order is taking us, and unless we realize from whence the danger-comes, our ability to oppose it w.ill be unf.ocused and therefore ineffective.
  8. 8. : . ~ ONE OcTOBER 1973: THE NrxoN Cour My curiosity about secret soc-ieties began in the fall of 1973. As~ young, aspiring reporter iiving near Vashington, D.C., I stumbled across a startling story of political intrigue. Since then, I've slO·vly pursued thissometimes contradidory story, only gradually·coming to understand its significanceover the years.This book is the fruit ofmore than a decade ofresearch that led inexorably into their shadov.yrealm. On about October 15, 1973, I was given a memorandum ·by my father, Lt. CoL William L. Still, a refued Air·Force officer, -one of the architectsof themilitary's defense-communications network. On Octo- ber 3, 1973hewasappr-oachedby an acquaintance,JoeJosephson, who ·claimed he had connectionswith·theWhiteHouse'OfPresident Richa·rd M. Nixon. This acquaintance asked my father how he and his·military friends would feel about.a military takeover of the U.S. government. ~· The atmoS·ph:er~ in·Washington·.ahthat,ljme was~thick with political ,intrigue. 'Dhe.CIA•stood accused of domesticspying at home, and of -coup d'.eta-t making in Chile. The Watergate-hearings had .:gone un throughout -the -summer ..and now President Nixon was refusing to oomply with .OOl:lrt or-ders .to 'Surrender -the White House -tapes as .evidence. TheAmerican"Civil~Libemes Unionw:as>taking·outfu:l!-page ads in>the Nf!"tJJ Y.orkTimes urg.ilgirn,peadunent'()fthe,president. My·{ather was.dumbf<>unded·by-'fhe"suggestion -that a ooup·was .afoot..£1ortttnately;~ew.asable·.to«:>ncealhisshocklongi:mough:to:leam someofthe·detailsfromhis.associate,Mr.joseplason:Shortly-thereafter, 9
  9. 9. he wrotea memor,1ndum dl't,1iling the incit"knt <1nd circul.lteJ it in mili- tary inteHigen('e <1nd ~HI ch.1nnd~. Thi'Ss·ta1"tling memorandum read:; as follo~·s: MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD Subjl-<:t: Runwr .:onn·rnin~ pl.mnin~ ft>r .1 ;-lilit,try Coup within thl· USA. JNTRODUCflON Mv nar.-te is Willi<Jm L. StilL Lt. Col., USAF {Rdl. I .1m not <Jn alarmht, and consider myself !tl be intdligt.'nt, t>bjl'<:tivt• ,u>d "" an<Jiv:;t ofabove average cap<Jbility. I am writing this st<>tt'mt•nt on!~ <Jfte~careful consideratitm of its potential impilct on both tht• cuuntry and myself. The following summ<~ry is a combinat-ion of filet, hear::.1y, _and conjecture. I have limited the subjective diltil to those are<Js wh1ch I believe will aid in evaluating the source of the rumor, and make no comment on the rumor itself. I hav.e not included the names of pertinent p.ersonnel or org<!nizations for their own protectitm. Howl·ver, I will Cl>-<>f>l'rilk fully with any responsible inn:stigiltors. GIST OF RUMOR. (He<~rsay) _. A ·committee exists which is dedicated to the repeal of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. Its goal is to place Mr. Nixon in <the White House for a third term. Connec-ted in some manner with th-is organization is a second committee which hils il super-patriotic n.1me such as THE COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESERVATION ·OF CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESSES(Ido-not remember theexactname, however it was simii<Jr to this). Jt is to be used as a in the event that the f-irst committee cannot accomplish its goal by constitutional means. This second committee !despite its name) .is dedicated to keeping Mr. Nixon in office by <Jny mea·ns: ---- INCLUDINGA MII.;fTARY COUP'BYHIGH RANKiNG OfFICERS! I heard this rumoron30ctober 1973. The manfrom w-hom I he.ard this story statedthat hehad •recently been"sounded ·out''on a writing job for·thesetondcommittee,and that the.rewasapparendyun'·limit-ed money beh.ind it as "price was no object" in·salaryd·isrussions. He·gav.e the above rumor as the str.ategyof-theor~ani~ation. ·We then .entered .into a>dis-cussiononJhe tactics which could be.used to ex-ecute such .a ;coup. 'During -the 'Course >of the discussion, I was ·questioned ·as to the ieasibiH-ty of {t-e .plan and asked wheth·er I ·thought senior rnititary·men·.could be.enlisted .for such an.effort. Upon creading thismemorandum, I,dropped everything.a-nd~pent my time·trying «>·ron.vinceo.thermembers'Ofthe pressin Wa·shingto.n tha·t this was a..tegit.imate:th.reat. Whatilappened next was:thestuffspy novels aremade.:of·chasesthwughWashington,as welt as much more sophist.fcatecl spy games.
  10. 10. ONE-THE Nocos CouP 9 Due to my own intensifying paranoia, I eventually b_acked -off the story, but not before the appropriate authorities, in both government and media, were awareofthe situation. At that time, I had no additional facts. I was sure Iwas not just dealing with a run-of-the-mill Washing- ton scandal. It was clear that those involved ·v.ere capable of wielding great power, but more than that, there wasa chilling feeling ofantiquity that surrounded the situation. But with my limited resources, I ha<i run into a dea-d end. As the years have passed the story has continued to trickle out. Though much more research needs to be done in the area of the actual involvement -of the Nixon administration in this unsuccessful coup, proving that involvement is not--essential to my thesis. My thesis is that secret societies have 'had a major, yet little known impact on '"'orld events throughout history, and will undoubtedly attempt to influence world affairs in the future. I cannot prove that secret societies had anything to do with coup plotting in 1973-74, but the circumstantial evidence is certainly strong. I hope the publication of this book will stimulate the release of new data, which only the principals can supply. Why '"'ould aU.5. president consider such drastic action, if, indee-d he did? At first, it seeme-d that this was merely the act of a power-mad president, but the historical record has not borne out that hypothesis. Theonly logicalalternative is very complex and requires anentirebook to explain. In a nutshell, President Nixon was probably used and when proven no longer useful, discarde-d by the same group who brought us the American, Fr.ench, and Russian revolutions in the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, and the World Wars, the United Nations, the Korean War, and Vietnam in the twentieth century. The problem with identifying this group is that they hide behind numerous ·covers, but the motive is always ·the same-money and power. This group has no national affiliation; in fact'; they are actively working to -eliminate the-concept of national boundaries altogether. Their goal is '-to inflict on the nations of the world an international government which -they will contr~l for their own gain. This .book shows the-history of thisscheme throughouUhecenturies. Aithough it has been ·known by many names, like the "Great Plan," to Masonic occultists, it is .now generally rderre-d to asthe New World Order. What follows are thefacts thathave comeout'0ver they-ears:relating .to the·:Nixon-era .a>up."They are arranged rou,ghl-y in ·chronolo,gi<:al order. 'WAltRGATE- JUNE 1972 'FormerCIA. .employees under--dir-ection<~f the ·White House were caughtbreaking into.Democratic NationalHeadquarters at the Water-«>IIPlexinWaslrington.An.informed-intelligence'S<>Uroehas
  11. 11. 10 told me the burglars were ..,.,·orking on a tip{h.Jt there was evidence th.1t Democratic presidential candidate Sena-tor George McGovern had accepted subs·tantial illegal contributions from Fidel Castro. Nixon maneuvered successfully to keep an investigation of the incident rela-tively quiet until after the fall clecti<>n. Then early in 1973, the famed Senate Watergate hearings start~J. COMMITTEE TO REPEAL THE nso AMENDMENT SUMMER OF 1973 Nixon loyalists floatt:d what i~ known in Washington as a "trial balloon." They tipped off the local Washington media tha-t a group of Americans who wanted Nixon to remain pcesident for a -third term, or even longer, had formed a group called "The Committee to Repeal the Twenty-second Amendment." A third tennis forbidden by the Twenty- second Amendment to the Constitution. This group gained no immediate support inWashing-ton, and so it-quietly died after, at most, a week of local media mention. However, local Washington Nixon watchers began to wony privately that the Committee to Repeal the Twenty-second Amendment signaled something more ominous brewing under the surface. THE AGNEW AFFAIR- SEPTEMBER 1973 A mass-market paperback book entitled The Gla~sJ:ouse Tapes was published by Louis Tackwood, who claimed that he was a member of a super-secret domestic intelligence unit of the Los Angeles Police Department which was working on a plan tocreate a-chaotic dOA1estic political situation in -the U.S. that vou~-d give President Nixon the justification for declaring martial law. Tackwood daimed tha-t he helped set up a secret oper~tion which . would aHow anti-ward:emons-tr< to breakonto the floor·of the 1972 Republican-convention, then sch~duled totake place in·San Diego, }ust as Vice-President Agnew began 'to speak. Tackwood and his accomplices wouldthencause a rioton<thec<>nvention:fl-oor, with thedemonstra-tors battlingpoiice. Durif'g the resulting uproar, the would be shot.onna-tionwide TV·to gain maximum <impact. This incidentwould be.foliowedbya wav.eGfnationwide-bombings for....-.hi~h<the'f'evolutionaryieftwould openiy·take;cr.edit. In·r-espbtlse, .President Nix-on would then-have-the jus-tificat-ion,{o:declare a'Sta.te-of national emer.gency, <1nd essem.ially -suspend C-onstitutional ~ights. As wi:ld as·this ta.le ·may 'SOund, T.acl<~vood's asse.r·t:ions are<f'ROf'-e ,believable t·oday .giv.en what happened to Agnew.·fle was.c.ertrun1y ;zon'Sidered.experuiable by the White House. Although Ni:xon did.not reptacebimonthe.ticket-in 1'972, Agnew-resigne&onOctober 10, 1973, :1fter alleg<1tions ofc.or·ruptioA and bribery -suddenly surfaced.
  12. 12. ONE-THE NIXON COUP 11 AccordingtoSenatorBarryGoldwater'sautobiography,Nixonnever liked Agnew because his nomination had been forced upon him by the conservative v.•ing of the Republican party: A lotofusin theGOP knewNixonwould have preferredRockefeller or former Texas GovernorJohn Connolly as his running mate in 1972, butco11sen.1atives·would nothave tolerated that....! was positi;>eofone thing: The l'l'hite House itselfwas /eaki11g someofthe allegatio11s agai11st Ag11ew.1 Nixon then selected Gerald Ford to replace Agnew as his vice- president. Ford later granted Nixon a presidential pardon from any future prosecution. Former Nixon aide John Dean hinted that he may have been aware of this incident. In a December1982interviewonABC-TV'sAflerHours, Dean said that he knew about "these assassination plots" but said that he didn't know just what to make of them. The idea in such an assassination strategy is, of course, to create a chaotic condition. This is usually considered a necessity in coup-mak- ing. At the peak of chaos, you move quickly and ruthlessly to seize power by force and kill your opposition during the turmoil. Although President Nixon's role remains uncertain, it is clear that some powerful group was trying to create a chaotic political situation in the United States in October of 1973. CHILE- SEPTEMBER 11, 1973 The Marxist government of Salvadore Allende was overthrown in Chile. Many observers in Washington feared that the covert expertise gained in Chileby the CIA would·soon come horne to rest in the United States. COUP CONTACT --:-_Q.pOBER 3,1973 Colonel Still was asked how ·ne and his military friends would feel about a military takeov,er of the U.S. government. Two weeks later, ColonelStill.circulated his memo to the FBI, top intelli.gence·officials, .and the pr..ess. HAIG AND THE SATURDAY NIGHT MASSACRE OCfOBER·20, 1973 WatergateSpecialProsecutor Ar..chibaldCox was fired byPresident Nixon 'for <cOntinuing his Watergate ·inv.estigations. Attorney·General Elliot Richardson and De.puty Attorney General "Rucldeshouse were Nixontort:efu:sing-to"fir-e<Gox. · -General AlexanderHai.g, Nixon~·chief«>f~staffat themne,testified before Congress at his-oonfu.mation·hearings for'Secr-etaryofStat.e<On January ·14, t98l.conceming ~e-~vent:s. A'ltho~gh ··it-went-·.totaHy unnoticed,Ha~g.dr.Qpped a:.JbambSheH that day<:onceming what :has•been'ca:Jled the "Sat:uFday Night-Mas-
  13. 13. 12 Nr:.w WoRLD ORnE~< sacr:e." Her-evealed that the firings were no surprise to the l-ia'rti~i panb, although they were to the rest of the world. Haig claims th;H AU{'mey General Richardson knew his fa-te at least aday in advance, ,wd that the firings wer:edesigned to prevent fai" mor-edr~stic scenarios. Haig described Attorney General Richardson's bargain with thL· devil iri agreeing to-the plan. "Now I must say in fairness·to him that his agreement the day before to implement the ia~t he helped to construct it...was an alternative to something that W<lS far more dras- tic."1 Haig then explained what he meant by "fa!' more drastic." 1-!e asserted that some people in Washing.ton were "flirt-ing with·solutions which would have been extra-Constitutional." Haigwould laterwarnArchibak:!Cox's replacement, LeonJaworski, "about the dangers to the nation that Watergate posed." Jaworski then warned the grand jury that if they indicted the president, that if they did, !!i.xon might use force to keep himself in office.~ In June, 1982 Watergate grand jurorHarold Evans appeared in a segmentof the ABC news magazine20/20and said thatJaworski had wamed theg-rand jury that ifindicted, the president might have "surrounded the White House with armed forces."4 ReporterSeym0ur He-rsh, in an August 1983 article in the Atlantic Monthly entitled 'The Pardon," wrote that Haig "is known to have spread similar concerns inside the White House....''5 ROWAN BREAKS THE STORY -OCTOBER 26, 1973 Syndicated columnist Carl Rowan broke the story that President N-ixon may wellhave been planning a military takeover of the govern- ment. On October ~6, 1973, in a column in the Washington Star.:entitled "Has President Nixon Gone Crazy?," Rowan wrote: Those who wonder about the President's emotional baiancehave flOW begun to suspect .that even in -the face of a vote ·to impeach he might·try, as ·.:commander-in<hief,".to use the military keep ·himselfin .power. NIXON APPEALS TO JOINT CHlEFS OF'STA:'FF DECEMBER 22, '1:973 'Pn?sie.en-t Nixon met with{he joint Chiefsof'St.aff.and t-r.ied:to eniist their-support in an·:e1Ct.ra-<:-onsti.tu-tional action to ·keep him in power. According .to"ScymotJr Hersh, Wi"i~ing in ·the August 1983 edition of At.ftwl-ic Monthly i'l1 an article entitled, "The Pardon"'(p.-69), or.~eof the Chief-s'OfStalfrecalled Ni~on's ·spe~ch with a4a.rm: Hc>kcytQnort?ler:rin.g tu the f.K{·ti:c·last hope,,fthatl thceasteme.litcvas-ouHogctilim.Hekepts·ayiag, 'Thisis our~ast.and hest·'hope. R.etastcha-nceto r.t.'Sist the-lasci!>ts"{<>f{heJeftl. 'Hisw.ords t>roug'ht.mestra~.gilt<t~p<>ut,ofrny<hilir. [felt t-he·P<resident,wi'thouUhe
  14. 14. O~E-THE Ntxo~ CouP words having been said, wastrying to sound usout to see ifwewould support him in some extra-<onstitutionalaction. He was trying to find out whether in a crunch there was support to keep him in power. 13 Fears ofa Nixon coup, however, d id not end in 1973. We nov,' know that throughout 1974, high-level government officials vere worried that President Nixon might resort to "extra-Constitutional" measures, rather than be forced from office by impeachment due to the cover-up of the Watergate scandal. SCHLESINGER SECURES MILITARY CHAIN OF COMMAND AUGUST 27, J974 On this date, the 1'·/ashington Post, in a story entitled "Military Coup Fears Denied," reported that Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger had taken special measures to protect the military chain of command should any illegal orders come from President Nixon: DefenseSecretaryJamesSchlesingerrequested a tightwatch in the military chain of command to ensure that no extraordinary orders went out from the White House during the period of uncertainty. Pentagon officials have said that Schlesinger never feared that a coup would be successful even if attempted. Nevertheless, Defense Department officials said the word went out that no commanders of any forces should carry out orders which came from theWhiteHouse,orelsewhere,outsidethe normal military channels. Department officials have confirmed that Schlesinger and Gen. George S. Brown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed among themselves hmv they ·should be aware of any illegal orders being issued to military uni·ts outside the formal chain of command structure.6 82ND AIRBORNE WOULD PROTECf WASHINGTON JULY1974 Sec·r-etary'OfDefenseSchlesingerinvestigated howquicklytheArmy's 82nd Airborne Division could be brought to Washington, D.C. from fort Bragg, North Carolina to<:ounterbalance Marinecontingents loyal to Nixon. Seymour Hersh, writing in the August 1983 .edition of the Atlantic Monthly stated: Schlesingerbegan-toinv.estigate-v.•hatfora!s couldbeassembled at his-or~er as.a·count.erweight-to the Marines, if Nixon-in a crisis- chose tosubvertthe-Constitution. The notion that Ni>eon-«>uld atany time r:esort to pr.eserv.ehis presidency was.far more widespread inthe:govemment•than the-public perceived,inthe .early days of Watergate-orperceives•-today.7 Hersh even sugg-ested the prooable rmilitary lea<d:er r-esponsible;fqr helping plan the ~up -attempt. When Richar-d .N-ixon was vi~presi­ dentunderEisenhower,hestruckupa.friend.shi;pwithhis.militaryaide,
  15. 15. 14 Robert Cushman. In 1971, it was Gen-eral Cushman who; as Jcput~·­ dir.ectoroftheOA,provid.ed "unauthoriz-ed" ClAsuppor-t to tht• illt·~,d escapades of Waterga-te plumbers E. Howard Hunt and G. Cordon Liddy. By June 1974, Cushman had been appointed as the MMinl' repres-entativeon theJoint Chiefs ofStaff, oneof-the fivemost powerful military men in the nation. Schlesinger watched Cushman dosdy for s-everal months. The article inAtlanlic Mo11t!zfy continues: Schlesinger_.continued to believe that C'-1shman. with his person..·tl loyalty to Nixon, was a weak link ir. the new chain of commilnd. He...quietly investigated just whi..:h fo~ces ""l'tdd be available to Nixon....The Marines...Cushman's troops-w~r!:' by :far the strongest presence in the Washington a.r:ea.# KISSINGER CONCERNED- AUGUST 2, 1974 Even Secretary of State Henry Kissinger claims that he was in- formed l?Ychief-of-staffGeneral Haig that thepresident wasconsider- ing ringing the White House with troops. Ki·ssinger asserts: This I said was nonsense; a Presidencr could not be conducted from a White House ringed with bayont.?ts. Haig said he agreed completely; as a military man it made him heartsick to think of th~ Army in that role; he simply wanted m~ to h.we a feel for the kinds of ideas being canvassed. · OPERATION SURVIVAL- LIBERTY LOBBY APRIL 1981 There has be~n a certain amountof crossfir-e behv-een the .extrem•:-s of the American political spectrum over this coup issue. The leftist Mother Jones magazine printed a story by Robert Eringer in April19S1 which reported that Robert Bartell, chairman of the anti.:semitic "Lib- er-ty Lobby," presided over a secretive 1970 Liberty Lobby ftmdra~ser for a project known as "Operati-on Survival." The stated goal of this project was to "finance a right-wing military dictatorship for the U :S." A.ccordin.gto·the at"ticle,.Sartell-<ieni.ed .that thiswas,therootiva-tion, saying that "the -fund-raiser was·t:o help prevent the U:S. climate from d-eteriorating in-tofurther 'chaos.' " SENATOR BARRY <:;OLDWAT-f:R -July9,1981 Onthis-date,'Senator BanyColdwa-teq;a-v~ a televis-ion interview ~n which he mentioned he was awar~'{)f-.coup-<:Planning in 1973 aRd 1974. Unfort-unately, Coldwater has <onsis-tently to :grant fu:rthe-r int-erv-iews -on t'he subject. 'Surpris-ingly, in his 198S autobio.graphy;>GQ/dwater,-he"'Spee~'ftca'Uy derues<'Ol:lp-ptanning.existed. "i do-wish to st-ress that the-tlystertcal rumors about a milita-ry coup W.efe'COR'lpleteiy unfuunded. Al-Haig.and -1 -k-now that."10 'FirstofaU;GeA&a~' 'l<va-s1>the Whit.eHouse,Chief-<ofSta-ff at-the-time<Of the Saturday Night
  16. 16. ONE-THE Nrxo:-.: CouP 15 Massacre. In fact, many inWashington who wereaware of the situation at the time felt that General Haig was one of the prime suspects. Why would Senator Goldwater, the one-time "Mister Straight- shooter," mislead history in this regard? Senator Goldwater once had a solid reputation of doing things for the good of the nation and/or the Republican party. Perhaps he thinks if the coup story got out it would beblamed on Republicans. Perhaps he thinks itis in the nationa! interest not to rehash what is undoubtedlyoneofAmerica's most embarrassing political moments. In any case, it is interesting that he felt compelled to mention the coup at all in his autobiography. It is also interesting to note that Goldwater is a Shriner, an upper- level branch of Freemasonry, 11 tne significance of which will be shown later in detail. SEVEN DAYS IN OCTOBER -SEPTEMBER 29, 1987 During the Senate confirmation hearings on Judge Bork in 1987, Senator Ted Kennedy (0-Mass.) reminded former Attorney General Elliot Richardson of the events surrounding October 20, 1973: Butyou and Ilived through thosedays together,Mr. Richardson- seven days in Octoberof 1973-and it was by no means clear to either of us that everything would tum out alright. The fire storm of public criticism had a great deal to do with the fact that everything did tum out alright...Y Unfortunately, Senator Kennedy has not answered requests from this author for an interview on the subject. CONCLUSIONS It is likely that this was no ·isolated incident involving a desperate president, or a power-hungry staff, but something associated with a larger plan. Certainly General Haig's Senate testimony indicates that there was significantly more planning going into the managing of events than anyone has previously i:~dicated. The most plausible theoryis thatsome sortoftimetable was in place, and then ·someone got a little anxious to eliminate Constitutional government as we know it in the United States. They not only significantly~ver-estimated theirown·strength, but the forcefu.llnessof theTeaction to-their plans. 'Standingby itself, t-he atlegation ·-of a military coup being-planned in the U.S. 'is <iiffirult -to believe. Therefore, this book attempts to meticulously build a case for it based on an explanation of concepts originating thousands of yeai'S ago v-.rith examples <Of world ;events during t<he last 200 years. · What;group waspowerfulenoughto:even.cqpsideran internal coup in t'he.United States in the 1970s? Unfortunately,foryearswe.have,had to .endure a wide variety -of unsatisfying theories, primarily that the
  17. 17. lh !'iF.w W<>RI.O 0ROER planned Nixon coup was a right-wing plot similar to the September l'lJ73 overthro""' of the Chi~an government which took place only a month earlier. {n fact, Washington was rife with rumors at the time that the same clandestine group which had overseen the management of the Chilean coup in September 1973 turned its attentions to Prcesiden.t: Nixon's prcblems in t-he United States in October. However, these were only rumors. Where the truth liesonnot beascertained at this juncture. we· must leave it to the conscie-nces of those individuals involved to shed further light on this important chapter in American history. RIGHT?{)R LEFT? 'So, until now, those few who were aware ofcoup-plotting saw it as merely an obscure footnote in the overall s-truggle between the leftists in Congress and the "rightist" President Nixon over the Watergat-e scandal, and nothing more. But rha't just doesn't add up. There ai7e too many unexplained contradictions. For example, President Nixon was not living up to the hard-line "right-wing" image he had been given by the press, but never earned. At the policy level, he was stunning even liberals with his-swings toward the left. Harvard historian and professed socialist John Kenneth Galbraith gleefully noted President Nixon's tilt to -the left in an article in the September 1970 issue of NeuJ York magazine·entitled "Richard Nixon and the Great Socialist Revival." Galbraith wrote that after gaining the pr-esidency, Richard Nixon surrounded himself, not with leading con- servatives, but with some of the leading socialist scholars ofthe day, who wasted no time in pushing the nation toward the left. Galbraith observed: · Certainly the least :predicted dev.elopment -under -the Nixon Adminis-tration wasthisgreatnew·thrust t-osocialism.Oneencounters people who still aren't aware of it.Dthers must beTUbbing their.eyes, for-certainly-the portentsseemed all to the:contnuy. As an·opponent of socialism, Mr. Nixon seemed steadfast.U In February 1968;Richar-d Nixon announce~ tha-t'he w<Ouid nm for pr-esident. What ,f.ew .people realized was that Nix<On hacl spent the previous six yeacs wor-king for the law finn ofJohn Mitchell, Nelson R-ockefeller's personal at.tomey.H Latei" in -this -book, I document the RockefcllerfamUy'sinvolvementin-bothsec~et "SOCiet-iesand1Jro-'Sov,ie-t · ~tivities·()-:er a period <>I many y.eaf'S. In {960 Ni~on -sufi.ered a narrow defeat in tRe ;presidential i'ace -agai;tlStfobnF.Ken-aedy.He-tbenranfor..govemoro'fCaiiforoiai·n 1962, >Only-aHhe request~fNelson'Rod<efelkr/5 and'SOOn disappeared into -whatmost-politicai<>bserversthought-w.oultf.bepo'htic-ah>blivion when he -was-defeated·by·Pat'8rown. S~;pposet.i~y Nixon wa-s .broke, .both ec-onom.ic-aUy and po1itkatly, hut soon, a ~emarkabte 'f'.ehabihtation
  18. 18. ONE-THE NIXON CouP began to take place. Researcher Gary Allen noted, however: When Nixon leftWashington,he, byhisownclaim,had littlemore ·than an Oldsmobile automobile, Pat's respectable Republican cloth coat, and a government pension. While in law practice Nixon had an income of $200,000 per year....By 1968, he reported his net worth as 5515, 830.16 P' During those years Nixon lived in a posh $100,000-a-year Manhattan apartment O·vned by Nelson Rockefeller.17 And what did Nixondo from 1962to 1968to earn hisS200,DOO-a-yearsalary? He "spent most of his time touring the country and the world, first rebuilding his political reputation and then campcigning to get the 1968 Republican nomination."18 In 1968, Nixon campaigned as the arch-enemy of Communism, yet after the elections, his actions quickly boggled the minds ·Of most conservatives. Gary Allen wrote in 1971: "The Nixon Game Plan is infinitely more clever and dangerous than those of his predecessors because it masquerades as being the opposite of what it is."19 Even during his campaign, Nixon began proclaiming that ifelected, he would pursue a program which he termed "new internationalism." "New internationalism" turned out to be a euphemism for the disastrous trade policy with the Soviet Union, also known as "detente," the likes of which had not been seen since President Franklin Roosev- elt's Lend Lease policy ofthe early 1940srebuilt tlreSoviet war machine into the dominant iorce that it is today. This "new internationalism" wasmerely a prelude to the real goal of the secret societies, which they call ·the "New World Order," ·Or even their "New Atlantis." · AfterNixon was elected,his formerboss,John Mitchell, tookoveras Attorney General. Nixon also appointed Dr. Henry Kissinger, another Rockefeller confidant; as hi.s,mational seturity advisor. Kissinger was Rockefeller'spersonaladvisor'Onforeign affairsand a paid staffmember oftheCouncilon'Foreign·Relations.Thesignificanceofthis relationship is ·explained in later chapters as are the persistent allegations that Kissinger was a Soviet a·gent. . After the 1968 election,the Nixon team .q1:1ickly moved to .establish th.e most~pro-Soviet-program-theUnited States had seen in twenty--five years.OutgoingPresident L~ndon Johnson was astonished by Nix'<>nls sweeping turn·to the .Jeft. In a Dec-ember 1, 1971 .ar;tide in the now- defunct Washington Star he said.: Can't you·see the uproar..:if I ·had been responsible f.or Taiw-an :gettingkickedout.oftheUnited.Nations?OrifIhadimposed sweepi11g nationalcontrols on prices and wa.ges?...Nixon has gottenby with it. ColumnistStewar-t Aisop«::ertainly ag.r.eed: a sor.t,of-unoonsdous-conspiracy·between the President
  19. 19. 18 NEW WORLD OROF:R and h1s natural .enemies, the IiberaIDemocrats, tO<:{)nceal the extent to which his really the liberalDemocratic program.w Syndicated columnist James Reston, writing{)n February 3, 1971, was surprised at Nixon's leftist economic approach. "The Nixon budget issocomplex,so unlike the Nixonofthepast,soun-Republican thilt it defies ·rational analysis....The Nixon budget is more planned, ha~ moreweJ.far.ein it,and hasa biggerpredicted-deficitthananyother budget of this century."21 What did this harD left tum mean?That isthe topic-ofthisbook. Into what line of thought did Nixon suddenly become initia·ted? Twenty years after the fact, this once-inexpHcable shift of po1itical direction begins to make some sense if we look at Nixon as merely a pawn in the age--old game of secret societies. It is probable that most of the public figures and military men involved in the -scheme were unawar-e of the ·real goa!s, or who was really behind it. Even President Nixon was probably being manipu- lated. Perhaps Nixon will ·someday see fit to shed additional light on this subject. What is certain isthat-elements of the left were being pitted against elements of the right to -serve some other purpose. The so~called "left" was being provoked into stirring up revolt; ·the sa<alled "right" was being pushed into eliminating Constitutional guarantees to quell the disturbances. It is likely that another group was prepared to .fill the power vacuum this domestic political chaos<:aused. for -example,·there is some -.evidence that large business interests were promoting violent demonstrations in the -streets. James Kunen, writing about the 1968Studentsfor a DemocraticSociety (SDS) national convention in 'his book, The Strawberry Statement-Notes of a College Revolutionary, notes that: At ,the co:w.ention, men from Business •In:ternatioAal Roundtables...tried .to buy up a few 't'adicals. 'These men are_the world's leading industria'lists and-they con~rn! to decide how our .liv.esa-re goingto.go....They'r-etheleft wing-ofthe·ruli-!lg.dass....'flrey offer-ed .to ·finance :our demon~trations in Chicago. W.e w.e~:e also .offered'Esse{Rockefeller)money.'Ifleywant:ustomakea·lotof.r-adical commotion so~ey can·look morein.the< to·the left.22 Ther-efor-e, -all "his.banter about -political··~rights" and '1~fts" Jf'.eatty · doesnlt make-much''Sellse. After-all, rightists:.can bedida«>rs. leftists -can be.t.diotators. That is flObthe point. Once a .c<>ndition of--chaos is -creaked.ina.~ve-mme.nt, thenf.reedom-inev:itabty'Stlf.fers. ·OooeFresid.entNi"'onresi;gned jnA'l,:lgustt974~ithe.couop-option· dead.~But.the'Sitme:planners~rought Amer-ioam<the v.erge-of.civ-il war,quicldy shifted-gearsand-dlang~:theii':Jdir.ect.ion>Oiattack'Since they1adtl't.-beenablet<>eliminateConstitu:ftonal·govemm.ent'hy milt- tary means,theymounted-a newons-laughttoeHminat.e itby.legislative
  20. 20. O~E-THE NixON CouP 19 means by convincing thirty-four state legislatures to call for a constitutional convention, as allowed for in Article Five. It is not mere coincidence that in 1975, less than one year after the resignation of President Nixon, the first six states passed resolutions calling for a Constitutional Convention. Four years later, thirty states had passed resolutions. But in the decade of the 1980s,.only two more statesjoined in, while two others, Florida and Alabama, ·vithdrew their calls after.citizens became aroused. ·In 1984, in an attempt to get the final states needed for the convention to proceed, James MacGregor Burns, a board member of the lead organization trying to bring about a Constitutiocal Convention. known as Committee on Constitutional Systems (CCS), made this shocking admission in urging hi~ forces onward: Let us face reality. The framers [of the Constitution) have simply been too shrewd for us. They have outwitted us. They designed separate institutions that cannot be unified by mechanical linkages, frail bridges, [or) tinkering. If we are to turn the founders upside down...we must directly confront the Constitutional structure they erected.:!J What changes can we expectifCCS succeeds? In 1974, Rexford Guy Tu~·vell, oneoftheoriginal membersofPresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt's "BrainTrust,"published the "Constitution for theNewstatesofAmerica." This new constitution proposed that: The government would be empowered to abridge freedom .of ex- pression, communication, movement and assembly in a ''.declared emer~ency." The practice ofreligion would be considered a "privi- lege." 4 As this book will show, one of.the major goals ofsecret societies is to bring all nations under a world government, a "New World Order." So what's·bad about that? An effective world government would mean an end to war. Whiwould.a·nyone want to stop a plait·tO eliminate wars? Because there is a.deadly'flaw <inthe·logic of it there one shred of evidence to suggest ,thati:he :old adage " tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,"25 first written by Britain's Lord Acton in 1887, would not apply to this newly..created world govern- ment? .:.Is ther~ any::evidefce-suggestingthat such a government·would not <becomeasmrruptanddictatorialasthatpredic.ted inthe-lastbookofthe Bible? Ther.eis,not. -Certa' a bad-system for running wodd affairs. Itis waste~l.-It.isth,<ause<>h:ountlesswars,-death,andpoverty. But until someone with per-fectly inco:rruptib'le wisdom-,emerges ·to •head th-iswor!d.government,.relinquishmgnationalsovereignty.tothe "New Wor.ldOF.der"·'societies oo11ld<Onlylead 'to the most
  21. 21. :?.0 :'o~Ew VoRU> OIWEK corrupt and ironclad dictatorship mankind has ever known. We in America live in a golden bubblt• insulilted ·from il very dilngerous world. Life is so good in the Unitt.•d Stiltes {hat it seems impossible that it could ever change. Thr~ilts !)our national security seem distilnt. The Americiln system seems to h: the nH)St st.1hle t.''t:r devised bv man. It is d believe.thnt in ,t,he decade of the i <:I70s, this rema;kabJ.e, hybrid form of government could hilve hung by S'uch il surprisingly slender thr.cad. The life Arr.eric(lnS lead is not the world nora1. It is <• n abt.•rration in .,·orld history. Never bdore has milnkind t~njuyed this dq.~n:e .ol lre.e- dom or had so many options and liber{ies. But thfs golden bubbLe m<ly be about to burst. Whether its destruc-tion can be prevented, or ilt least minimized, may depend on how much we know about the secret societies determined to destroy it. So i·t is to the preservation of .the United States that this book is dedicated. May'God continue to bless America.
  22. 22. TWO ANCIENT SECRET SociETIES Secret societies have existed among all peoples, savage and civilized, si11ce the beginni11g ofrecorded history. Manly P. Hall, The Secret Destiny ofAmerica, 1944 Masonry, or Freemasonry, is .the largest and oldest of the sec;ret societies, and still today is one of .the most powerful groups on earth. Certainly in the past it was difficult to hold a position ofpower in most nations without having undergone the initiatory rites of Masonry, or ·one of the related secret societies. One modern source.lists ~eventeen American px:esidents as having been-Masons:Washington,Madison,Monroe,Jackson,Polk,Buchanan, AndrewJohnson1Garfield, McKinley,TeddyRoosevelt,Taft,Harding, ·Franklin D. RooseV-elt, Truman,LyndonJohnson,Forg, and Reagan.1 According to a 1951-:~ition of the Holy Bible, Masonic Edition, there is abund<nt.evidente thatTh6masiJefferson was a Mason,and'Pierce and Taylor are also·strongly·suspected:uf havingbeen members.2 Although MasotUydaimsmeii:~bers in:every-cornerofthe-globe, the vastmajorityofthe·sixmillionmembersworldwide:r.esideintheUnited States and Great Britain. Masons_the.mselves are ~proud.of their influ- .enGe. One high-rankix:t.g Masol~·.Manly·Hall, ·wrote, "It is beyond question that the secret·societiesof all:ages have exercised a consider- able degree·of·political influence.... 3 Hall then ux:ges his readers ·to, "...join .those who:are r.eally ·the living pow-ers behind the t-hrones of modern nationaland intemationalaffairs."4 . The-same·implicalion,comes;from.pther·Masonicsources. The Ma- sonic Bible s-tates that ~~for and fifty ytars,-the .destiny:ohhis.oountryhasbeen.:det.ermined>largelybymen ~ho were members ofthe,M'a:sonic Frate:r.nity."5
  23. 23. 22 NEw Wmu.o OIWEI< £1-F.esi<l-enttfany'S. TntmM in·Masonic~-on -(Court.esy·oUiarry'S. Truman :Library;<lndependence,MO.) Resea.r,cher and <fermer Army f>.aul A. Fisher, in -his ~eticutousty documented ·work, Behind !:he:l.odgeDoor: Church State.and ·Freemasonry in America, '5afS une .Masonic ~journal cla.imed in 194'8-thatbetween;ten.and·twenty..percerrt<Of~S. "adutt ...,
  24. 24. Two-ANCIENT SECRET SOCIETIES 23 thinking population come directly within the circle of Masonic influ- ence..."6 · ~NC£ENT EGYPTIAN MASONRY Masonry can be traced back more than 5,000 years to the secret societies of the ancient Egyptian priests. Masons who visit the tombs of ancientEgypt are astounded bythe religious symbols painted upon the walls. There displayed before them are the same grips, signs, postures, symbols, and even the apron, used for their own initiation.' But some Masonic authors claim even greater antiquity. One Ma- sonic '>rriter claims it is older than any religion today and states that it originated in "remoteantiquity....TheOrderexisted...asa compact, well organized body long before the building of the oldest pyramid."6 According to GeneralAlbert Pike, head ofAmericanMasonry in the Iate 1SOOs, and still today regarded astheguidinglight ofmodern Masonry: With her traditions reaching back to the earliest times, and her symbols dating farther back than even the monumental history <Jf Egypt extends...itis [still thesameas] itwas in thecradle ofthe human race, when no human foot had trodden the soil ofAssyria and Egypt.9 Manly Hall, a thirty-third degree Mason, even claims that Masonry originated in the mythical kingdomof Atlantis: The ageof the Masonic school is not to be calculated by hundreds or even thousands of years, for it never had any origin in the worlds of form. It is a shadow of the great Atlantean Mystery School, which stood with all its splendor in the ancient City of the Golden Gates, where now the turbulent Atlantic rolls in unbroken sweep.10 THE MYSTERIES The vast majority o'fMasons believe that theCrafti.~ only a fraternal organization ~ith ·ceremonial traditions. But according to Hall, the guiding lights ·of Masoruy·believe Masons ar.e the guardians of the ancient secrets of life, collected and .practiced by history's .greatest philosophers and adepts,known as the "Mysteries.'' What are these "Mysteries?" They are the<><:cultsecretsbased on ritual magic that aid its practitioners in learning how to .gain power apd ·w.ealth, 'how to control the fate'<>f,men and,nations, and interestingly;·how•to achieve ·some·measure·of'immortality..Aeaordmg·.toGeneralAlbert Pike: Masonry, successor d ·the ·Mysteries, stiU ,follows the ancient manner of<teaching....Though Masonry is identical with·t:he ancient Mysteries, it-is so only in,thisqualified sense: that it:pr.esents butan imperfect image.·oftheir-brilliancy/the ruins-only.oftheir-grandeur, anda systemthat hasexperiencectprogresshiealterations1the',fruits·of ~~al events,".politicalcircumstanc~, and theambitiousimbecility-o'f 1ts 1mprov.ers~t ·
  25. 25. 24 NEW WORLD ORDER OSIRIS AND ISIS Essential to the history of ancient Masonry are the E.gyptian gods Osiris and Isis. Masonic literatur-e still abounds with re:fer~nces to both these figures. Isis has always·been ·seen as the guiding light of the profession-of prostitution; Osiris the chief evil god. Author Robert KG. Temple quotes an Egyptian "magical" papyrus as saying that "Osiris is a dark God," and that lsis'is married to "He who is Lord in" Osiris was the god ofthe.·Egyptian unden.v.Qrld, the prince ofthe<lead.'~ THE EYE One of the oldest, and most important symbols of-Masonry is the Egyptian hieroglyph of the eye- or the "evil eye." It r-epresents their god Osiris.13 This "Eye of Osiris" is also the·symbol .Q{ modern day Masonry. It dominates the top of most Masonic'<iocuments, and now dominates the back of the Great Seal of the Unitee States, which is reproduced on every American one-dollar bill. I will demonstrate that its presence on the Great 'Seal suggests that secret societies wer.e instrumental in creating the new nation of America, and stiH have an important influence in the present day. The'Star<>f "EastemStac."'F.A.T,A.L,-cepootedly stands.lor "Fairest Amon,g Thous;1nds; A~(ogetherbwety. ·f<:oul't~y 1>'f•he t..ibr.lry t>fCongn.-ss) TH-E MAC!CA!.'STAR T'he cc.Ont.rov.ersia.l:fiv.e-pointed sta-r-t.~mbteFn:of Masonry h<1s a fasci- Ra.tiPg yet little-known -bac.kgr<)u11d -~;-.·hich is a~so rooted in ancie1~t Egypt. Masonry's ~eade·rof.a century ago, A1bertPikc, admits .tha.t the
  26. 26. Two--ANCIEJI'T SECRET SOCIETIES 25 Masonic five-pointed star represents "Intelligence," as '"'eli as havino- a darker meaning connected with Sirius, the brightest star in our ni~ht sky. In 1871 Pike wrote, in what is still regarded as the manual offhe Masonic order,Morals and Dogma oftheAncientandAccepted Scottish Rite ofFreemasonry, this explanation of the Masonic five-pointe~ star: ...the BLAZING STAR of five points....Originally it represented SIRIUS, or the Dog-star, the forerunner of the inundation of the Nile;...the BlazingStarhas beenregarded asanemblemofOmniscience, -or the All-seeing Eye, which to the Egyptian Initiates was the emblem of Osiris, the Creator.14 In ancient Egypt, gigantic temples were constructed to mark the first morning of the Egyptian new year, which depended on Sirius. At this time, Sirius, also known as Sothis to the Greeks, would appear rising as a bright red star just ahead of the sun. Vlhen seen high in .the sky, Sirius is blue-white in color, but when low on the horizon, it is the only star in the heavens bright enough to be seen as red in color. This phenomenon still occurs today, and is due to the deflection of the light of Sirius through the earth's atmosphere. Sirius was referred to as Rubeola, which means "red or rusty" in sixth century Latin texts.15 This recently discovered Latin reference, that Sirius was known as a red star, has caused considerable confusion among modem ·day astronomers as they ponder how Sirius could possibly have changed from a red giantto a whitedwarfina mere 1,400 years (short by astronomical standards). Masons well-versed in Egyp- tology must derive <:onsiderable amusement from this astronomical confusion. This predawn appearance of Sirius is known as the heliacal rising. This event was thebasisfor the EgyptianSothiccalendar,and, therefore .one.ofthe mostbasicsymbolsofthe Egyptian t:eligion, which in general terms we shall call "Illuminism" (not to be -confused.with the eight- eenth-<:entury group, theIlluminati):The days that followed-the helical rising<>fSiriusbecame-known as;the "dog days,"-or the hottestdays of summer in the NorthernHemisphere.16 THE·SUN The -symbol which r-epl'esen.ts the Mason, personally, is the·sun symbol, a:ci-rcle with a-dot in•t<he1:enter.Aceording·to ManlyHa.ll,•the sun symbol .represents the '~·wisdom" ·whioh ''radiates" .fr.-om ·every is symbolicoHhebeliefofMasons thatGod livesw~fuin, and speaks through the mouths·of "illuminated" Masons: The Master Mason·is intruth a sun, ~ ,·r.ef.lectoroflight, who radiates ·through-his .organism, purified by,-the glor:ious power -whieh :is the·light.of..:the-.Lodge. He" in truth,.has become the·spokesman of .the Most':High~'He stands betw.een·the
  27. 27. 26 N£w WoR-LD ORDER glowingfire lightand the world. Through him passes Hydra,the.great snake, and from its mouth there pours to man the light of-God. His -symbol is the rising sun....17 Masonry iseternal truth...patience is its warden, illumination its master.18 When a Mason has built all these powers into himself, ther.e radiates from him a wonderful body of living fire, like .that which surrounded the Master Jesus, at the moment of his transfiguration.N NUMERI{:AL SYMBOLISM Masonry places great emphasis on numerical symbolism. The numbers three, five, and sev.en ar-e deemed of special importance. In fact, odd numbers in general are thought to have primarily male qualities. "Why do Odds make a Lodge? Because all Odds are Men's advantage."20 Therefore odd numbers are used whenever possible in Masonry to symbolize its male exclusivity, while even numbt:rs are thought to possess feminine characteristics.21 Here's an interesting example from a Masonic text: Seven is a particularlysacred number....It isengraved in your very being, for at the age of seven you first showed understanding, at the age offourteen puberty isgenerally reached, at theage of twenty-one . manhood is recognized,attheageoftwenty-eightfull gr-owth attained and at theage ofthirty-five, physi~al vigor is highest,atforty-two, this begins todecline;at forty-nine man·should have reached the heightof intellectual strength; and atseventyhe hasreached the ordinary limit of human life.u Many Masons will find this sort of numericalhocus-pocus a bit silly, butt-hose whohave studiedtheirliteraturecannotfail to run across.this sort of symbolic material in abundam::e: It not only pervades Masonic literature,but Masoni'C art as welL ILLUMINISM Masonry,likeothersecret societies, a "·l'eligion," which is sometimes t.enned Illuminism. This Is me:r.ely a polite ,name for Ludferianism. Again, this is not -to be confused with the Illuminati of the eighteenth Gen.tury. Those who follow muminism .ar.e known a·s tllummists or Luciferians. Hluminism :differs substantialiy fmm Sa-taoism. General Albert Pike said in his "f.nstn~ctions" to.the twen-tv- ·three·Supreme C-ouncils of World Masonry in f889, "The MasoR'k -r~iglon should be,by all ofus ini:tiatcs·of-thdligh-degrees,maintained in the purity of the Lu<:iferian doc-trine."~'>d thepositionsofGraHd .M<tstcr of--theCentralDi-rectoryufWas-h.ington,O;C.{theheadof{),CMasonry), Grand Commander of the "Su:prceme Council ·of Cha-rleston{head -of American Masonry), and So:ve.r-eign Pontiffof Universal Fr€emasonry :(·head of world Masonry).24
  28. 28. Two--ANCIENT SECRET SOCIETIES 2/ MAN BECOMES GOD Illuminism-the Luciferian religion-teaches that man can become God, that he can evolve, through initiatory steps, into a god state himself. Even though written in 1871, Pike's words are still regarded as the highest Masonic authority by virtue of the fact that Morals and Dogma is still required reading for Scottish Rite Masons. 'Pike said, "Whosoever aids the march of a Truth...writes in the same line with Moses, and Him who died upon the cross; and has an intellectual sympathy with the Diety Himself."25 Ofcourse, once you have evolved into a god, you can make up your own rules, make up your own morality, This tired philosophy has been used through the centuries to justify countless crimes and debaucher- ies. Illuminists feel that man can attain more v-.•isdom and spiritual advancement by studying their secret knowledge than he can from any conventional religion. Masonic authodty Manly Hall '"'rote: Freed of limitations of creed and sect, he [the Mason] stands master of all faiths. Freemasonl)' not a creed or doctrine but a universal expression of Divine Wisdom... a very secret and sacred philosophy that has existed for all time, and has been the inspiration ofthegreat saints and sages-ofallages, i.e,, the perfectwisdomofGod, re'ealing itself through a secret hierarchy of illumined minds.26 Determining the philosophy of Masonry is very difficult. Every aspect of Masonry seems to have both a good and a bad side to it-an evil interpretation and a benign interpretation. Those who wish to find a Christian interpretation in its symbols can find ample published Masonic justifications. Those who wish to show that Masonry is really a form of Deism-built for all religions and faiths-can easily do so. Even Muslims are of-this Masonic, quasi-religious trickery: Therefore,ifyou·find.any truthin the Bible, the Maso:1says "that's Masonry." If a Muslimexpounds upon the science of AI-Islam that science is called "Masonry."'SomeMasonic writers have [gone) as far as to say Adam was a Mason because the'Sible says.he covered -his priva.te area with leaveswhichrepresents rhe "MasonicApron." Such da.ims·are madeby thosewho wantto make the uninitiated-think that the "wisdomof.the ages"·can-only be found in Masonry.27 However, those who wishto showMasonry:to;beof-Luciierian,-or -evenof Satanicbasis<encounterdiffieuity finding r~ferenc-eshidden in the more secretive source mat-erial,•but they·can be ·found. Masonry itself admits to the "onfusion.£ritish Mason.C<:>1in cF.W. Dyer-wrote in his 1976book, Specu-lative·Cr,aft Masonry: :It ispossibleto;givea Christian.interpretation:tothewholeof•Gf'a'ft Masonry...buta -non-Christian inte.rpr~tation.shouldalso~xist just as c.orrect. ·
  29. 29. 2K ~~.w WoKt.l> <hwn< There is one tact which must JIWil' S .b.: borne in t_ime p<~SS6, men...we<we new legt:nds rounj oiJ c-ustoms, or imp?rt them fwm anotherschool of belid. This tende-ncv can be traced in Masonrv in milnv wavs. More ·than one meaning·lies hidden in our sile.r{t -emblen1s, and the ostensible expktn,Hion ~ivcn in the ceremony is ·u:'u.1llv neither tlw t>rigin,11 nur thl· mnst protuunJ meaning attached tt> it.~·· So, to the "Christian Mason," Masonry is an integral part of the Christian fai~h. Ac·~or~ing -to Dyer; "TI->e 'First Degree of Masonry te«ch:?s Ithe cc:ndidatcl ·that his actions must-be squared by the precepts contained in the Holy Bible, the constant study "of which is strongly recommended."~ As we will see, however, the "Christian" c<tnd idate isslowly weaned off the Christian path, and without ever realizing it, gently set on the path of Deism- the forerunner of modern day Unitarianism.30 Deists believe in a God who existed merely to create the universe, but then withdrew to meddle no more in the affairs of man. Therefore, Jesus ~s considered to have been at best a prophet or a wise man, and certainly not -the Son of God. For in Deism, man needs no God and, in fact, through reason and secret initiated knowledge, or illumination, Deists believe that man--c<tn become as God. INNER & OUTER DOcrRINE How-can-some Masons believe Mason-ry is a Christian organization, while others understand its darker goals? The key t-o this confusion lies in the concept of the "inner" and the "outer" doctrine. Masonry, like othersecret societies, issetupwithan"outer"doctrinefor consumption -by ·the general public, and an "inner" secretive doctrine kno~~n only to an .electJew. To Masons, ananalogy is found in the concept of the-onion. As you progress in Masonry, you peel away layer afte-r laye{" until ):OU finally. reach the truth at-the core. In the worcis of Adam Weishaupt, founder of an ,eighteenth-century Gennan sec.cet socie-ty;the Illuminati: "One must'Speaksometimes in-one way, sometimes in another, so that our ~eal _purpose should:-r-emain impenetrable to-our inferiors."31 In a book -so 'SCarce outside of Masonic.cir-des that it -could not be ;found in{-he-pr.esti.gious..coUection-of·the Library ofC-ongl!ess,General Pikeisvery--dear in·c..ev..ealing,part-ofMasonry's inner.doctrineclaimi-ng that it-is an imp!'ov-ementon.Christ-ianity: ·.Chrisrianity-taught thedoctrine ofoFRATERN'ITY;hut·repudiated :t-Rat<>f_po'litical;EQUAUTY,by<:ontinually inculcating obedience to Caesac, a,nd to >those :lawfully in authority. Ma-sonry was ,the first apostle-of EQUAt:ITY!!
  30. 30. Two-AsCIENT SECRET SociETIES 29 Pike also explained that Masonry must deceive its members in the first three degrees, called the "Blue Degrees." The Blue Degrees are but the.outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them. Their true explanation is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of J.,.1asonry.33 Thisbasic deception of Masonry is perfectly depicted by the Sphinx. It is well enough for the mass of those called Masons, to imagine that all is contained in the Blue Degrees; and whose atten~pts to undecei·e them ,·ill labor in vain....Masonry is the veritable Sphinx, buried to the head in the sands heaped round it by the ag;:s.:4 Masons must swear oaths, knov-m as "blood oaths," that they ·'ill never reveal the secrets of their order on pain of a barbaric death. After extensive memorization ofMasonic lore and philosophy, the candidate is initiated into ·vhat is known as the lodge. At first, members are told little about the goals of their order. It is only gradually, as the member advances through the various degrees, or steps of initiation, that the true scope of Masonry is revealed. One Masonic source has said: "Masonry should be felt everywhere, but nowhere should it be un- veiled. The whole strength of Masonry lies in its discretion. Our enemies fear us all the more because we never reveal our methods of action."35 As the new Mason becomes more trusted and more involved, he gradually becomes able to accept the "truths" of his new-found relig- ion. The moment a Mason does not accept one of the new tenets of his "new morality," his advancement mysteriously freezes. WHY SECRECY? IfMasonry were really pu~eying pure truth, as it claims, then why ·would it need to keep its ancient secrets hidden? For, as Jesus said in John 18:20, "I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together; I have said nothing secretly."36 . In reality, there are two reas.ons for Masonic secrecy. First of all, if every Mason's wife knew the ;exact c<>ntent.<>f the ''blood ·oaths~' to whichher husband had swom,:thenMasonry would collapse-ina single night. In the widerscope,anti-MasonicinvestigatioRs,-inquisitionsrand purges have been ·launched whenever the l()rder'-s·secr-ets .favebeen revealed. Secondly, secrecy ma-kes'members'feel that they are partnfan.elrte group. This tends to better weld them into·a .unit. Adam 'W.eishaup~1 father of the eighteenth-century group which evenruaUy oon.sum.ed. ·. European Masonry, the Illuminati, wrote:
  31. 31. 30 NEw Vwu.11 01WE1< For LHIT Ordt'r wisht.>s tl> b..· !'<.•ere!, clnd to " ·ork in silence;·for thus it is bt.'tter secured fr.-<lrn the -<>pprcssi<m of the ruiing powers, and b~iluse thi$ st.>er~y .1 greater zest to the whole....The slightest observiltion shows that nothing will so much contribute to increase the zeal of the members as St.-cret union:=- lrunicallv, most M;1sons m·vt.·r know thL· d,ukest secrets of their order becau~ Masonry is constructed as a SL'c:-et society within a secret society. The outer doctrine is constructed to have a mass appeal and to seem relativdv harmless to th~ va$t m<ljoritv of members. After all, the goal of any successful organiz<t~ion must be to a-ttract good men if it is to survive. The inner do~.:trine is only for the highest ini-tiates. One ofthe greatest secrets of Masonry, ilnd of aII the secret societies, is something called the "Great Plan," the details of which are known only to-those with access to the innerdoctrine. As one Masonic scholar explained: Though the wholeextentand originofthe plan was known only to an initiate few, members of the outer order were subjected to a selective system by which they could attain to numerous degrees and proportionately n:..:eive deeper insight into the work. This in turn spurred them to grc<~ter effort and endeavor in their various occupa- tions and stations in life, <1nd made them useful instruments.:;.' This outer doctrine allows the average member to see his organiza- tion as .little more than a social fraternity involved in a few charitab.le works. However, for those who are judged r.eady, or "worthy"to accept it, the inner doctrine drops all pretense of this idealism. As we will see, this inner doctrine is nothing less than a cancer.growingon civilization, unknowingly supported by the huge body of mostly innocent, dues- paying members. The Masonry-Luciferconnection isfurther strengthened by·occultist Mason Manly Hall, who says that when the Mason learns how to use thisoccult·power "he has~eamed the mystery·of·his Craft. The seething .energiesofLucif-erareinhis hands and.before hemaysteponwa,rd and upward,hemust prove_-his ability -to properly''39 So, as wesee, acquiring ':the se-ething energies of Lucifer" is butthe first step.Toshowthathe is worthytomoveup, the Masor<mustprove he can apply .this knowledge. Hall re<;ounts a .typical :eJ<ample of Masonry's attitude toward·re1igion: · -:Fr-eemasonry is a plfifosophy which .~.essentially oee.d!.ess. Its 'br.othersbowtotruth-regac-<Yess>Of-ttlebearer;they serv.eIigh.t,instead theonewhobring5it....No-truer·religion.exists than thatof wotkf.-c-omr.adeship and brotherhood.w not a material-thing; iHs a sciern;e oLthe·souL.adi~~ne symbolidaAguage perp.etuatiq.g:{b)1:ce$i·nconcre.te-syrribols:thesacr:ed mysteriesoft<he aRcients...1
  32. 32. Two-A!CIENT SECRET SociETIES 31 LUCIFER OR SATAN? So are Masons Satanists? Not at all. Though fev.' Masons know it, the ood of Masonry is Lucifer. What's the difference betv.•een Lucifer and Satan? Luciferians think they are doing good. Satanists know they are evil. In the Bible, Lucifer V·ias God's most important angel, "perfect in thy ways...full of wisdom and perfect beauty."42 Although hev.•as thehighest angel, Luciferwanted more. He wanted to replace God, and so he led the first revolution and rebelled against God. God quickly cast Lucifer out of heaven, banishing one-third of all the angels with him.<3 Lucifer, the good angel of light, forevermor~ became Satan, the evil angel of darkness: How you are fallen from heaven, O..Day Star; son of Dawn' How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in vour heart, "I will ascend to heaven; above the st~rs of God." ' Isaiah 14:12-15 However, the essence of Masonry and of all Luciferian religions denies this biblical account. The real secret of all the secret societies is that they believe Lucifer never fell to earth; that Lucifer is really God, and has been since the daVf.n of creation. They derisively call the Christian God by thenameAdonay, and believe that he is really the god ofevil becauseheforces men tobe subservientto his repressivedictates. So to Luciferians, God has a dual nature; he is the good god, Lucifer, and thebad god,Adonay,bothsupposedlyequal in power,yetopposite in intent. This idea is symbolized bythe.circularyin-yang symbol ofthe Buddhists, or the black-and-white ·checkerboard pattern seen on the floor of Masonic lodges, or buildings. . Lucifer is further subdivided into Isis, the female principal, and Osiris,themale principal.Themyththata benevolentLuciferstillexists, isat thecoreofall thesecret societiesAtpaints Luciferasbeing different from Satan-a$ some form ofbenevolent god who favors his f01lowers on.the.basisoftheirlevelof "illumination." Bycomparison,Christianity teac-hes ,that .faith in Jesus Christ is the determining fador in the attainment of everlasting spiritual'life. ·. Masons ·have their own Lucifer-ian-based -calendar. Our Western .calendar,Gol.mts-its yearsba.sed.onthe numberofyears befor<C.and after Christ; B.c. for before Christ, and A.D., Anno Domini, meaning "in the year-ofthe Lord," for the years after the -birth ·of Christ. The Masonic calendat' counts its years v.'ith -the suffix A.L, meaning Anno Lucis or "Year of Light," the Masonic year of the Creation.44 This can also be interpreted to mean "Y-ear of Lucifer." Masons .don't -count their years from the year ·cif Christ's .death beca:lsecfor a rathercurious reason,they-consider.i.!:.atr~gedy. Jn,their init:iation-cer<Cmony for the eight-eenth degree, the Knight of the Rose
  33. 33. 32 NEW Wo-RL0 ·0RO£R ...._., -·---··,' "'- .!·' ·" ~..:-::.:-:::::.:·.::..~ .-~ ; ,., ..~. A Masookdiploma,·recording the-Gates of-th.e-fi-rsttlu:ee·d~gcoees. In five p lares,·the < spocifU.>d in.both A.D. and A.L., or ''Anno Lucis:· '(Courtesy: Libr<lry of'Cu~rt.-ssi , { ' .. : Cruets, ~~so k-nown as the-Rose.Croix, ifte··R~>C'i'.oss, or "the ~osicnJ- cians,"~' Masons.Symbolica:Jty dra,pe~h~ lod;g~1'.oom inblack.and siton thefloorin siienc;e£esting-thcit'hea4s i11theirarmsinmockgf'iei arOttnd
  34. 34. Two-AlCit:KT SECRET SociETIES 33 an altar above which are three crosses. They grieve not for the death of the Son of God, but, according to the French Masonic historian Abbe Augusten de Barruel, they symbolically mourn because the day Jesus was crucified was the day Christianity ,...,as born, ever to be the antago- nist of Masonry: It is the...time when the veil of the temple was rent asunder, when darkness and consternation v.·as spread over the earth, when the light was darkened, when the implements of Masonry were broke, when the flaming star disappeared, when thecubic stone was broken, when the word was lost.46 It is a strange paradox that both Christians and Satanists believe the Bible is the word of God. Neither believe in Lucifer. Both Christians and Satanists believe that Lucifer existed only before his fall. Both believe that a benevolent Lucifer no longer exists; that he is now the demonic being known as'Satan. Satanists, hov.•ever,worship evil and so they do the opposite ofwhat the Bible teaches. Satanists know Satan is evil, and is merely trying to drag as many souls to hell with him as he can. They have no delusions that Satan is beneric in any way. They know that Lucifer is merely one ofSatan's myths, trying to trick mankind away from follm·ving the real God and his -tenets, using whatever deceptions prove to be effective. So Luciferianism and Satanism have a basic difference: Luciferian- ism pr-etends to be good;Satanism admits it is bad, and says there is no "good." The results are the same. Lucifer and Satan are frequently confused, even by experts. For example, in 1908 French occultism expert Copin Albancelli confused Lucifer and Satan in describing the beliefs of the upper echelons of Masonry: ·Certain Masonic societies exist which areSatanic, not in the sense that-the devil comes to preside at their meetings...but in that their ·initiates profess the cult ofLudfer. They-adore him as the true God, and they are animated-by an implacable hatred c.gainst the·Christian God, whom·they decla-re imposter.47 AccordingtoWebster,Albanceili.goes on to show that the Masonic motto-changes from "To·<the .glory of.the Great Architect of the Uni- verse," atthe lowedevelsof Masoruy,-to "Glory and Love:for Lucifer! Hatred! ha,tJ:ed!iha{ned! -t.o,Cod, accu,rsed, accursed,.accursed!"48 Albancetli alsoexplained>the view·of the TenCommandmentsheld by'One French.version of Masonry: It :js professed in these societies that all ·that -the 'Chris·tian God commandsis disagr.eeable to bucifer;.tha:tall that He'forbids is,on•the .contrary,agreeable to Luci.fer; mustdo all that -the..christiaa·God:forbidsand thatonemust fire ali thatHe :oomma:nl!ls...
  35. 35. It should be noted here that some Mason~, cspt·l·i.llly gritish and American Masons, vehemently.deny.that{hey embruc~ anyS.,{anic <'r Luciferiandoctrines.In fact, manyclaimthat'French Masonry is "b,xl" while British Masonry and its American derivatin~ is hcnign. The truth is that all Masons, no matter v.:hich count-ry they are in, ha'e to S,.t'M to increasingly horrific "blood oaths" as they ascend through tht~ degrees ofinitiation. .Masons complain bitterly that these oaths are merdy cercmonial, and meaningless, at least in today's world. !f this is so, then "'''hy perpetuate them? The similarities _between Continental and An~!<?/ Ameri<:an Masonry are so s:ubstaAttal and so weB-.documented, w-nde the demonstrable differences are so few, that at thispoint it is incumbent on the Masonic .fraternity<to prove there is a significant difference. Both Lucifer and Satan incite revolution-revolution against aH form; of authority, husband against wife, child against parent,<i tizen againstgovemm.ent. Rebellion against supposedly unjust authority is the hallmarkof all Masonry. The Bible, however,-t·eaches obedience: Wives mustsubmittoyourhusbands'lendership...:Childrcn;obey your parents and...obey every law of your government: those of {he king as head of state and those of the king's officers, ·for he has -sent them topunish all who do wrong, and to honor those who-do right. :<l Illuminism teaches theoppositeofobedienc:e-r.evolution. 111umin- ists are living the sad and ultimate deception of all mankind,believing that man does not need Cod, does not need ·obedience: .for even Sat;m disguises himself as an angel of'light. Therefor~ it .is notsurprising that his servantsalso disgt~ise themsel·v.esasservants -of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.51 This ancient struggle between'Satan and.God.{or the souls·of .men has affected every individual, ineve-ry nation, throu_gh,everyperiod of human.history since .the·Gar<len of:Eden, wher..e .Eve-wassuccessfuHy tempted and deceived by the-serpent to ",eat'Of thett".ee ·o:f the'Of.,good and :evil-" because -then she wou.Jd .attaJn 'C:teity. "Ye shall sut:ely oot·die..:for then your;.eyes shall be"'pe-Aed, amd ye sha'll,beas;gods.~ k-nowi~g,good and ·evil."~2 AR>the"S.ecret ·socie.t,ies-.piay on this ·yeamiAg...Of aU men -to seek i.mmor-talHy !or t' or thek souls. The·l-ud(.e:dan doctrine ·pr-omisesenligMenment, v•a-lucifer.{t man< a'gOd.thr-ough se<::ret-hlow~f:ge passed<Iownthrough-thesesocieties. TJ:H::AN<JI£Nl" GR.4::~ "f.he·ibasic..f>hitosoph-ies-'Of iitominism·rur-n up in -.ever.y-.cuitur:e, ancient-urmodnm;ooty..the;namesof;rheilr.g0<51s-d:la-nge.fsisa-nd0siris, and·somerif !the·~rE,gyptian·god'S,m-uta.te'd 1Rto new identities ns .they passed into<i~ffel'e-nt nations a-nd <iif~~::_~nt eras.
  36. 36. Two--AI"CIE?T SECRET SOCIETIES 35 In ancient Greece and Rome, Isis mutated into a variety of slightly different forms, such as Diana, Athena, Aphrodite, and Venus. Osiris became Zeus, Poseidon, and Mercury. Why is this mythology impor- tant? Because the worship of these pagan gods and goddesses still exists. · How are the societies' secrets kept secure? One of the methods of preserving secrecy in secret societies is the concept of common criminality. A prime example of this can be seen in one of the best documented scandalsofthe pre-Christian era. ThecultofIsis flourished in ancient Greece. and her mysteries were, as always, kept by the secret societies. But the proverbial cat got out of the bag when the famous "Mystery Scandal" broke in ancient Athens. Itseems that a large group ofaristocrats conspired to overthrow the Athenian democracy. In order to insure the secrecy of the operation among the extraordinarily large number of conspirators, a common crime •vas committed in which each member had to participate. Communal criminality has always been a necessary security measure for the highest "mysteries" of the secret societies. One night the conspiring Athenians went out into the city streets armed with hammers and chisels and cut off the genitals of the many statues of the god Hermes gracing their city. In that day, nothing could havebeen a more public display ofdesecration, and would surely have been dealt with quite harshly. In this way, it was assured that if any member of the group was to betray the conspiracy, he would find himself charged with a crime with numerous influential witnesses testifying against him. The case came to light only because of the public outrage. A thor- ough investigation was launched, and eventually the conspiratorial web was-cracked. The perpetrators were discovered,.p11blicly humili- ated during a series oftrials,and later~cled from-Greece. ATLANTIS . 'Secret societies have existed in most, if not all nations throughout history. Manly Ha:ll claimed that.a super-secr-et society superior to the Masonicorderwasthebackbone-ofnotonlythe ancientcivilizations of Greece and later Rome, -but also -the -dvilizations of Islam and the Mongol:empires. Hall.caLis.this-super-secret .group the ·~order of the -Illumed Ones," the "Order ofthe Quest" or'the "Or-der of the Ancient Plmosophers." Even-inancienttimes,scholarsbound themselvesw.ith "mystic ties" into a worldwidefratemity;drawing<candidates from all the Mystery Sqhools,the Masons,the'Rosicrudans,;.theK.abbalists{Jewish Mystery sGhooltradition), and <:>thers.These '.'priest-philosophers".from Egypt, ·Greece,india,China,·ofthe.-ancient-wor,ld-wer~formed into I
  37. 37. 36 N~:w VORLD ORDER a ::;o,~ereig.n .body to instruct and advise their leaders.~3 Where did this ancient order originate? Hall-daimed that it origi- nated in the legendaryAtlantis. He claimedtl:lattheAtlanteans devised a plan-a "Gr:eat Plan"- which would guide world events for millen- nia to come, and that it included a mysterious blueprint of what would later become America. Hall said tha~ ancient Egyptian secret societies inherited this Great PJan and were weJJ aware of the existence of the land mass in the Western Hemisphe-re which we now callAmerica, long before it was "discovered'' by Columbus.~ Hall stated: Theexplo~ers whoopened the NewWorld operated from a master plan and were agents of re-discov.ery rather than discov.erers. Time will reveal that the continent now known as America was actuallvdiscovered and, toaconsiderabledegree,explored morethan a thouSand years before the·beginning of the Christian era. The true story was in the keeping of the Mystery'Schools, and passed .from them to theSecretSocietiesofthe.medieva!world. TheEsotericOrders of Europe, Asia, and the Near East were in at least irre17ular commu- nication with the priesthoods of the more advan<ed Amerindian . nations. Plans for the development of the Western Hemisphere were formulated in Alexandria, Mecca, Delhi, and lhasa (in Tibet) long before most European statesmen wer:e aware of the great Utopian pr~gram.35 Hall maintained that the unifying goalof these secretsocieties was to cr.eate a"New Atlantis" in America: The bold resolution was made that this western continent should become thesite of the philosophic empire. Just when this was done it is impossible now to say, but~ertainly thedecision wa·s reached prior to the time of Plato, for a thinly vei-led statement ofthisresolution is the substance of his treatise on the Atlantidslands.::o America,accor-ding to-thisGreatPlan, wasto.become{he first nation to begin to establish a "universal democ-racy," or "world common- wealth of nations." This quest was·said to be·the nfost noble which a man could devote himself.·beensopedect!y inspired that itrontinues'.today: The mechanism 'for--the at:a>mptishment of this idea .was·•set in motion.intheancient·templesol<Greece;<Egypt, and tndia:Sobri"ltiant was the.plan and-so w.ell wasit administrated that our·time, and_it will .conti-nue •to function ·uritil·the ~ea-t w.or.k Is · ac'<!ompi-i:shed.>7 ~U.UMINATION 'SojYSt-whatis iU.nminatioo?1'4lav.ementioned va.guetermssuch as "~ight" and "secretknowiedge.",-iU.umination<is-not-just-the '"''ledg.eogained'fi"omreadiRg.booi<s,o.r-'l'ec::.eiving«aiinstruct.ion,-or .even!he secr.etiv.e'kflO~gaitred "frQtn m.itiation.lUumination also vivid flashof~nsight.orunderstandi~g. regardless of w-hat
  38. 38. Two--ANCIENT SECRET SociETIES means are used to .attain it: · Wise men, the ancients believed, were a separate race, and to be born into this race it was necessary to develop the mind to a state of enlightened intelligence. The old philosophers taught that physical birthisanaccident,for menare bornintovarious races and nationalities according to the laws of generation; but·there is a second birth, ,,·hich is not an accident; it is the consequence of a proper intent. By this secondbirth,man is born by enlightened intelligenceoutofnation and out of race into an international nation and an international race. It is this larger and coming race that will some day inherit the earth. But unless a man be born ?.g~in by enlightenment, he shall nc-·t be a part of the philosophic empire.>~ 37 Obviously, this is a hermetic version of the Christian "born-again" experience. This is a theme which runs throughout Masonry and all the other secret societies: that the acquisition of secret knowledge, or illumination, is man's salvation. There are many ·vays to achieve illumination. The method most important to Illuminists is the mystical inspiration invoked by the performance of occult rituals. Illumination can be achieved by dancing to exhaustion to the rhythm of native drums. It can be brought on by sexual rituals, such as those practiced in Tantric Yoga. To the Satanist, it can be brought on by ritualistic sacrifice. Throughout history, mind- altering substances such as mar.ijuana, hashish, peyote cactus, and LSD have been used to achieve this paranorm<'l mystical experience. In fact, the Greek word for sorcery is phamwkia from whence came the word pharmaceuticals. GNOSTICISM Another branch of Illuminism which still survives is Gnosticism. It rose in the first and -second·centuries A.D., and .!qugh.! that magical knowledge_,knO·Vn as gnosis,was theonly pathto salvation. One of the wayshelievers received.accessto-these "divine mysteries" was through sexual orgies disguised as religious rites. The .general ·Gnostic emphasis ·on ·knowledge, received through magicalinspiration,naturally<Ied-toa contemptforconventional moral- ity,because according to Gnos·ticism, a man-did not reach heaven by lea4~n.g a:goOd life,.or.-t-hr,oughiaith, butthro~gh .possessionof.gnosis. A manwho r-eceived gnosis-h.a~Hn,effectevolved into a.god, and-could nothe~orrupted byanything·hemightdo.'Secureingodhead,Gnostics seduced their female disciples and indulged all the lusts of the flesh. SomeGnostics:saidthat,good,andevilwer.emeaninglesslabels and,that th:e·way-to·,perfedionwasio·.e:xperience.everything. Scholars oftodaycall this '~xperimentalism".n was widely seen in the "hippies" and_"" of;the 196CJs,>though it,js ~ra:rely under:stood--in·its,historicai·persp~tive.
  39. 39. 38 N~:w VoRLO 0ROER [t is not a large leap from Gnosticism to Satanism. Researcher Richard Cavandish, author of The Black Arts, has written: "All these Gnostic ideas fit into the .general pattern .of Satanism, indeed, they largely established it." Nesta Webster, noted British historian of the l<J20s, reported that Gnostic ri-tuals formed "-the basis of black magic in the Middle Ages" including the"glorification of evil which.plays so impor.tant a ·part in the modern revolutionary movement."59 According to Webster, "the role of the Gnostics was to .reduce perversion to a system by binding men together into sects working under the guise of enlightenment in order to obscure all recognized ideas of morality and .r.eligion."60 Gnostics were some of the ·'first known advocates of the "ends- justify-the-means" philosophy. They believed that there was no such thing as an absolute morality; that evil deeds were justifiable if they served a higher purpose. Since the second century, the .Chrastian concept ofman reaching up toGod has been underconstant, yet subtle attack. Webster says: ... the secret society conceptionof man asGod, needing no revek"ltion from onhighand noguidancebut-the lawofhisown nature. Andsince that nature is in itself divine, atl that springs from it is praiseworthf' a!'d those acts usually regarded as sins are not to be condemned. 6 But Gnosticism has at its core ·the same belief in Lucifer that all .the Illuminist philosophies-do. Occult ex;pert Edith Star Miller pointed·out that Gnostics believe themselves to be gods. Writing in her 1933 book, Occult Theocracy, she said: 'Suchwas the excellency of their knowledge and Illumination who arrogantly styled themselvesGnostics, that they [feel they] are superior to Peter and Paul or any of Christ'-s other.disciples. They only, have drunk up the supreme Knowledge, a-re above Principalities and .Pow.ers, ·secure of Salvation: and for .that very Reason ar:e <to debauch Women.62 TheGnos-tics set themselves upas gods,or demigods,..enticing--men to follow their system tby sexual perversion, and/or -the .pt'omise <>f secret knowledge. Arethere linksbetw.eenGnosticism and theMystery School -systems of dle ·twent1eth :century? ·Indeed :so. A-c~rdi~g :to MiHei": . >Gnosticism, as-the Mothe.r<>f1=ceemasonry, has·i-mposed itsmark in ·the very centre of<the<:hief symbol of'this association. The ·most co~picuou~mblemwhichonenotkes:onenteringa Masonic-temple, theone which4iguces·ontheseals,on-theritua~s,e~erywhere iri..fac.t, appears in-the'midd:fe'()'f<fhe ·interl~·squar-e andcompass, itis,the >fiyepointed·s'tar·f.caming the-:fe«:erC. Di'ffer€tlt'explanatioostQ!<frus!etter'G are~iv.en -to·th.e..ini~iates as theyriseupfrom:the!owerlev-els.In-the-lowe£.g£ades,one.fs!aughtthat
  40. 40. Two--ANCIENT SECRET SociETIES 39 it signifies Geometry, then God, then Great Architect of the Universe: To the brothers frequenting the lodges admitting women as members, it is revealed that the mystic letter means Generation....Finally, to those found worthy to penetrate into the sanctuary ofKnights Kadosch, theenigmatic letterbecomes the initial of the doctrine of the perfect initiates which is Gnosticism. ItisGnosticismwhichis the real meaningoftheGin the flamboyant star,for, afterthegradeofKadoschtheFreemasonsdedicate themselves to theglorificationofGnosticism(oranti-christianity) v.-hich isdefined by Albert Pike as "the soul and marrow of Freemasonry.b3 THE ILLUMI!TATI Popular history texts and encyclopedias generally paint the Illumi- nati as having its origins in 1776 in Bavaria. However, the origins go back much further. The Illuminati are tied directly through Masonry to the sun and Isis cults·of ancient Egypt. The term "Illuminati" was used by one early writer, Menendez Pelayo, as early as 1492 and is attributable to a group known as the "Alumbrados" of Spain. The Alumbrados were said to receive secret knov·>'ledge from an unknovm higher source, resulting in superior human intelligence. This group was condemned by an edict of the Grand Inquisition in 1623, in what was another battle in the long- running ,.var between the Catholic Church and the secret societies.64 Some writers claim that a group known as the "Illuminated Ones" was founded by Joachim of Floris in-the eleventh century and taught a primitive~ supposedly Christian doctrine ·of "poverty and equality." This tactic to disguise Illuminism behind a thin veil of Christianity is now a ,.veil-established theme..·Later,this group is said to have become violent, plundering the rich and thez:eby·discrediting Christianity as a whole. Still otherwriters-trace thellluminatito the dreadedIshmaelian sect of Islam, also knovvn as the "Orderof Assassins." Founded in 1090 by Hassan Sabah, this group combined the ·use:Of the drug hashish with murderas their main.path·toillumination. .. ~Killing was a mystical..e~pex:ience -to this :branch of the Mystery Schools. They-notoniymaintainedthei-r.controlbymurderand threats ofmurder, they·believed·thatthe assassin·could acquire the'gnosis, or soul energy from the viCtim. This4s,the;theory·beh.ind t.J:ehuma-n and animal sacrifices of Sataniststhroaghouthistory. · Primitive-religions getthesame,effectbydancing anddrumbea-ting. Seekingthis fonn ofi11uminationwas the main attraction·ofd.rugs like marijuana, hashish, and LSD <-to teenagers ,of -the 1960s :and 1970s. Buddhists.cangain:the:samE!-illttminat·ion·lhroHghse;lCuairitualsknown
  41. 41. -W NEw WoRLD 0RUEI< as T,1ntric Yoga, or through the ·different forms of meditation. Witch· e-raft covensstill meet in thenudeandpa.rticipatein group sexuill rit·Uills fortt.lesameeHect. Mass participation inanimaJ sacrifice isilnother way to scavenge gnosis. The s.1d fact is that although sex, drugs, dancing, and dr.umbc.Hing arc believed to release a lot of gnosis, Sa:tanists bdievc that s; release more of it than anythiiJg else. Su!:h an:! the dark and sordid machinatior.s of -the deluded souls who think their gnosis accumub- tions and illumination will give them some form of de1·ty or immonal- itv. This ison-lya thumbnailsketch oHhemyriadfonns Illumination h,1s taken up to the eighteenth century A.D. It is important to realize however, that Illuminism is really the religion ofa benevolent mythical Lucife r-not Satan. It is d~sguised as political idealism, bent on eradi- cating religion and monarchies in general, and Christianity in particu- lar, and gaining global control for a "commonwealth of nations" featuring "universal democracy." "And no wonder,.for even'Satan disguises himself as an angd of light."65
  42. 42. THREE THE GREAT ATLANTEAN PLAN Destiny and the Mysteries must win, for they are on the side of the Great Plan. Manly P. Hall, 1951' According to Masonic sources, the most important mystery of secret societies is an ancient plan, passed down for thousands of years by oral tradition, for the establishment of a world government-a "universal democracy"-a "New Atlantis." In theearly 1600s, this plan for.a newworld orderwas in the keeping ofMasons in thegreatestcom- monwealth the world had ever known-the British Empire. English Masons believed that North America was t·he continent from which their New Atlantis would spring. Mostpeoplebelievethat thelegendofAtl~ntis isonlya myth. the -similarities-between the account:afthe destruction of Atlantis and the biblical accountof the flood{)fNciah ar-e r.eallyquite r-emarkable. They appear tobe.thesame-event. Thedifference maybe.justoneofperspec- t.iv.e. From the vant(lge'point of secret societies the destruction' of Atlantis was a tragedy. Manly Hall claimed that the Atlantean legend is central-tothephilosophyofall-secret•societies.HedescribesMasonry as, "... a university, teaching-the liberal arts and ·sciencesofthe·soul.... Jtis a shadowofthegr~atAtlantea·n M ysterySehool, which·stood with aU its splendorin the ancient·City"'f.the Golden-Gates." 2. From the biblical point of view its destruction was a 'ilec-essity :because -the preflood world had become so corrupt: And God lookedpn, and·..behold, it was«>rru;pt?ior aU :flesh·hadcorru.ptedtheirwayupontl<e,earth....lambringingthe:flood -ofwater upon on·shall perish.3
  43. 43. L '7.._ Atlt~nk',Hl .wthorit· l~nt~tius Donnellv wrotl' in ~~~2 th,1t the simi- larities 'erL' so signitk,,'nt ,s to mandt~t~ thtlt thl.'y 'L'rL' one and thL· same event: Till' Ddu~L' pl.1inly rl'il'·fS t{l thl· ..kstrurtinn {>i .-tl.lntis. olnd it .1gn:es in fficlny imp1•rt.111t p.lrtirul.l·rs 'ith-thL'•H'<·••Urtl ).:in:n by I'I.Hn. ThL· Pl'{'Pit:d-t'Stn>yt·d 'L'rl', in both instclii(L'S, tilL· olllcic·nt r.ll'l' th.ll h.ld rr..:,lted Ci·iliz.Hion; -thl'y h.1d iormt·rly hL'L'Il in ,, h.l~'f'Y .mJ sink:-.:-. Cl'ndition;t-hev h<1d bl':Omc~rc<~t and wicked; thL'' o't'ft'<'kstrnvl•d it>r their sin>-thcy 'l'f<' <kstr~l't•d by ':ltl·r.' · · Isn't it interesting th,{ it -is this corrupt prdlll{ld ci•:ili/.,ltion {h,lt the secret societies ar.e wo-rking so hard to rl'inst.lll•? lntl'rl'stins hl<>,is thL' fact that the Bible tells us th:~t Chdst will return when th-.: s,'l!lll' kind of society exists again. Matthew 24:37-39 tdls us: For the coming of th~Son oi Mnn will be just liketh~ dnysoi1:o,lh. Foras in those days which were before tht! tlood they wert• eating and drinking, they were mnrrying and giving in marringe, until the day that No"h entered the ark. Whether or not one bdiL'ves in the Atlclnte,Hl k~t·nd, it n·rt,1inly exists in literature. There is onlv o ne sourn• of the Atlantis k~end outside of Masonic circles-the a~count written bv l'l.1to abt)llt -WCl .u.c This account is said to be derivl'd f.rom an even. e.ulil·r oral ,lccount originating with a Greek philosopher named Solon, known as the fa tht.'r of the Gr~ek democracy. Solon was told the stury of Atlantis around 595 u.c. •.:hile studying with the priests of the Temple of Isis located in$,1is, Egypt. The kgend was pilssed in oral tradition for several generations-before Pbto .het~n.i it and wrote it down in the traditiont~l form of the d<w, Ci'l1kd a "dialogue." This dialogue is known as the c;itias. , Although the account in the Critins is the old-est availi'lblc r.eierence to the legendary kingdom, it seems that additional infom1ation about Atlant~s is still possessed by the highest init.iates ofthe~ecre:tsocieties. HaII, a thirty-third-degr-ee Mason, the hig-hestpubiicl.y-'k.n-own Mt~sonic ranking, gives us a detailed account of his own -c:-oncerning just how Solon acquired his know!edg.e,of Atlantis in his 1'94-Lbook, nu! Sccrt'f Dt!stiny ofAme-rica. A'lthoughhedoes<O<:>tprov.idethereaderwiththe~oun::e-ofthestory. Ha11 recour.tts.tha.tSolon, while visiting Egypt insearoh-ofw~sdonl,·was acce,ple.d·bythepri-estsinthetem.p1e-oftsisasa'brother-initiatea:ndwas -shown their secrets. .Accor-ding to Hail's undocumented, ·inter~s{.ing acc-ount, .the prieststookSolon down a longseries,of-am::ient·steps, hewnfrotn~iving Tock,that.e...'efl.t-uaHyopened-intoa hugesubterraneanchamberJhc-.ol.!.gh :w'hich Howedpartof.theNiieRiver.The_partyboarded a smalloo.atthat was rowedby,btind mentoa tinyisland.farundergr-ound.On t-his island '''ere 1vo pillars made ofa rar-e metal, said tobeorichalcum,the fable-d
  44. 44. THREE--GREAT ATt..A!TEAN PLAN 43 indestructible Atlantean material, which neither rusted nor deterio- rated with age. Upon these two huge, inviolable pillars were curious writings in a mysterious lang'.Jage unknm·vn to Solon.5 Solon was told that the columns were placed there thousands of years earlier by a lost people who had vanished forever. He was told that the mysterious inscriptions on the columns were the laws of the Atlantean ancients, left there to steer mankind until the appointed time for the Atlantean civilization to flourish once again. According to this account, at its peak, some 10,000 years before the Greek civilization, Atlantis was ruled in complete harmony by a coop- erative commonwealth of ten kings, known as the Atlantic League. Seven of these kings ruled over the seven islands that actually made up '"'hatlvascalled the "continentofAtlantis." Theother three kings of the Atlantean kingdom ruled over the other three known continents: Europe, Asia, and Africa.6 One day the seven kings of Atlantis decided to conquer the other three continents. They invaded Greece and all of Europe about 10,000 B.C. This overt transgression of Atlantean law enraged the father of all the gods. In a single evening, Zeus caused the entire island of Atlantis, with some sixty million inhabitants, to sink beneath the waves.7 In fact, in the record of almost every civilization for which ancient legends exist, the one thing they all hold in common is a flood tradition in the distant past. In 1933, historian Immanuel Velikovsky attributed the flood to a common astronomical phenomenon- a close passage of either Venus or Mars to the Earth. According to Hall, with the demise of Atlantis went the "ideal pattern of government," the secrets of which Masons have conserved through their oral traditions: · "So complete was this destruction, that men forgotthere is a better way of life, and accepted the evils of war and crime and poverty as inevitable....The old Atlantis is gone, dissolved in a sea of human doubts. Butthephilosophicalempire wouldcomeagain,asa democracy of wise men.8 Solon was told that the myster:ious·columns were all thatwas left of the ancient Atlantean culture to guide the future "government of nations.''9 However, what Hall and Masons·fail to pointout isthat this supposedly "idealpattern of government"-led to the destructionofold Atlantis. Ca-n there ·be any doubt -that if such a government is ever reinstalled, it will-bri-ng aqout the·same tragic result? Manly Hall explained why this Atiantean legend-is so.important to understanding the:goals ofthose who are still striving-tobring .forth a new world-order in America: